The early years of a Dutch publisher in South Africa: a case study of Van Schaik in Pretoria

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Le Roux, Elizabeth Henriette
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-15T05:37:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-15T05:37:01Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description This article was first presented as a paper at the Pretoria Imprint Workshop held on 8 May 2014. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Print culture came to South Africa with the Dutch East India Company, followed by the British colonisers. This influence persisted after colonisation officially ended, with the Union of South Africa in 1910. Many early publishers and booksellers were immigrants, especially Dutch immigrants. While the settlers were Dutch, many lent their support to Afrikaner nationalist causes. This article considers the implications of the colonial influence for the development of South African print culture, using a case study of Van Schaik Publishers, which was founded by a Dutch Immigrant, JL van Schaik, in 1914. Attention is paid to the question of how this early publisher saw its role in developing an ‘imagined community’ that engaged both with the culture of the coloniser and that of the developing settler colony. It is argued that Van Schaik played a significant role in the development of Afrikaans publishing, but little scholarly attention has been paid to his publishing philosophy and strategy. en_ZA
dc.description.department Information Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the University of Pretoria Capital Cities Institutional Research Theme. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.imageandtext.up.ac.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Le Roux, E 2015, 'The early years of a Dutch publisher in South Africa: a case study of Van Schaik in Pretoria', Image & Text, vol. 25, pp. 86-109. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1020-1497
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/52016
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria, Department of Visual Arts en_ZA
dc.rights University of Pretoria, Department of Visual Arts en_ZA
dc.subject Pretoria en_ZA
dc.subject Van Schaik en_ZA
dc.subject Print culture en_ZA
dc.subject Afrikaner en_ZA
dc.subject Publishing en_ZA
dc.subject Colonial en_ZA
dc.title The early years of a Dutch publisher in South Africa: a case study of Van Schaik in Pretoria en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record